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The US and Canada are getting the Pixel 5 after everywhere else

The US and Canada are getting the Pixel 5 after everywhere else

Google's Pixel 5 is official, and the pre-order floodgates have been opened. But this year, there's a bit of a twist when it comes to actual availability: The US and Canada won't be getting the phones first or on the same day as most other markets. In fact, we're getting it last, on October 29th compared to October 15th everywhere else.

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Google Maps speed limit coverage upgraded in US and 17 other regions, downgraded in 100 others

Google Maps speed limit coverage upgraded in US and 17 other regions, downgraded in 100 others

Google will usually adjust its Maps speed limit support for a handful of countries every so often. Last we saw, Google had upgraded it in nine regions, but downgraded it in nine others. This time around, many more regions are involved — 18 regions, including the US, have had their speed limit coverage improved, but a whopping 100 others have had theirs worsened.

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20 US states are working on contact tracing apps using Google and Apple tracking tech

20 US states are working on contact tracing apps using Google and Apple tracking tech

Apple and Google don't often collaborate, but they came together to create an API for a Bluetooth-based coronavirus exposure notification system called the Exposure Notifications System (ENS). Back when this initiative was first announced, we didn't know exactly how many US states would be on board, but Google has announced that 20 states are now exploring this technology.

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The AT&T Galaxy Note9 is receiving the July security patch

The AT&T Galaxy Note9 is receiving the July security patch

Shortly after the Galaxy S20 series started receiving the July security patch in Korea and Europe, all kinds of unlocked US Galaxy phones started receiving it, too, as 9to5Google and Redditors reported. And now, the update is also available on the Galaxy Note9 on AT&T.

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United States Justice Department expected to file antitrust lawsuit against Google this summer

United States Justice Department expected to file antitrust lawsuit against Google this summer

Google is one of the largest tech conglomerates on the planet, and its dominance of online advertising and web searches has made it a prime target for antitrust lawsuits. The U.S. Department of Justice has been conducting a probe into the company's potential antitrust violations for around a year, and now it looks like legal action could begin in the coming months.

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MX Player launches its free movie and TV streaming service in the US, UK, and 5 more countries

MX Player launches its free movie and TV streaming service in the US, UK, and 5 more countries

Most of us know MX Player as the best video player on Android, able to handle any file format, codec, bitrate, or subtitle extension. What you may have missed though is that MX also has an on-demand movie and TV show streaming service in India. It's now expanding availability to seven countries, including the US and UK.

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One UI 2.0 beta 5 update hitting Galaxy S10 as S9 and Note 9 get ready to join beta program

One UI 2.0 beta 5 update hitting Galaxy S10 as S9 and Note 9 get ready to join beta program

In less than a week after releasing the fourth One UI 2.0 beta, Samsung has pushed out another one for Galaxy S10 owners. As usual, a bunch of bugs have been fixed, and the list appears to be getting shorter as the beta program shows signs of winding down. Samsung also made an announcement on its Korean forum announcing the start of the Android 10 beta program for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices.

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One UI 2.0 beta 4 starts hitting Galaxy S10 units

One UI 2.0 beta 4 starts hitting Galaxy S10 units

Samsung’s early 2019 flagship lineup has begun receiving its fourth beta update with fixes to several issues that previous releases introduced. This is supposed to be a simultaneous rollout in all markets where One UI 2.0 beta is currently live for the Galaxy S10 variants. For now, we’ve got confirmation from both the US and the UK, while SamMobile could verify the update’s rollout in Germany.

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(Update: Note 10 US rollout) One UI 2.0 beta 2 released with fixes and November patch, Note 10 and S10 5G join the fray

(Update: Note 10 US rollout) One UI 2.0 beta 2 released with fixes and November patch, Note 10 and S10 5G join the fray

The One UI 2.0 beta release brought Android 10 to the Galaxy S10 line last week, but the S10 5G and the Note 10 series couldn’t make the cut. The two omitted models are now being brought under Samsung’s beta program in different parts of the world, as per SamMobile’s learnings. These devices are joining the program while, concurrently, S10 units already in the test program are getting the second beta.

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[Update: Another 12] Google Pay support comes to 29 more US banks, credit unions, and trusts

[Update: Another 12] Google Pay support comes to 29 more US banks, credit unions, and trusts

It seems like almost every hour, some new small-town bank in the US backwoods picks up support for Google Pay. Well over two thousand financial institutions already work with Google's payment platform, including all the big names you expect, but a few more of smaller stature have been recently added. For those with an account at one of the banks listed below, it's time to celebrate.

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